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Have you ever imagined what a Bushwick Neighborhood Flag would look like? Well, now you can actually weigh in quite significantly on the topic and design that mofo yourself! And if you do a really good job, you’ll earn yourself not only immortal fame, but next month’s rent money as well! Brought to you by Uncommon Goods and Brooklyn Based,The Brooklyn Flag Project is a Brooklyn-wide competition to find the coolest neighborhood flag design out there.
HOW DO I SUBMIT?
Submit your artwork here. You will need a JPG or PNG of your work to enter, as well as a vector file if you win. The artwork must be original, meaning free of logos, trademarks and obvious influence from another artist – We know there are amazing coffee shops, chocolate factories, and basketball teams that represent your neighborhood. Sadly we are unable to accept a design with someone else’s logo.
WHAT ARE THE FLAGS LIKE?
The flags will be a 36 inch by 46 inch rectangle (landscape or portrait is up to you) and will be made of cotton. There is a water based coating on the surface of the cotton for print adhesion. The designs will be printed with GREENGUARD certified ink, so it’s environmentally friendly. Designed for indoor use, the flags will be made with brass grommets suitable for hanging on a wall. Oh, and they’re going to be MADE IN BROOKLYN.
WHAT DIMENSIONS DO I NEED TO WORK IN?
The final design will be a 36 inch by 46 inch flag. But in order for your submission to get through our server you must submit a file at 72dpi in the form of a JPG or PNG. And it must be less than 2mb. Make sure to keep you submission to the ratio of 9 by 11.5 – you can decide if your design will be situated landscape or portrait. If you win, you will need to have a vector of the file, or an image at 2592 by 3312 pixels.
HOW MANY COLORS CAN I DESIGN WITH?
The designs will be digitally printed so there are no limits to color.
DO YOU WANT THE NEIGHBORHOOD NAME IN THE DESIGN?
Yes please! This won’t only help us understand the design better, but will make it easier for the judges and online voting community to make their decision.
WHICH BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOODS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
All of them! Whether you live in a well-established neighborhood like Williamsburg or Brighton Beach, or you identify with a newer hood like ProCro or Greenwood Heights, all neighborhoods are welcome.
HOW DOES THE CONTEST WORK?
After you submit your artwork below, wait patiently to hear back from our Design Challenge team (MARTY MARKOWITZ, TINA ROTH EINSENBERG, DAVID BOLOTSKY). In early August, the judging panel will meet to pick their favorites, our finalists. The finalists will be presented to our online community on the voting tool where the public will be the ultimate deciders – using their votes to determine the winner. The design with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be the grand prize winner, and our buying team will be deciding on the runners up.
WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN?
If you are our grand prize winner – and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you be? – you’ll receive $1000 cash (OK it’s a check, but you get the idea) and contract with UncommonGoods that will promise you royalties. Technically we will be buying the design off of you and giving you a cut every time it is sold, and the $1000 is an advance on the royalties you will be receiving. You’ll work with our Product Development team to perfect the design and have it printed on flags. Your design will be shown on UncommonGoods.com, in our marketing emails, and possibly in the catalog. You also reserve the right for a judgment-free victory dance, literally letting your freak flag fly.
WHAT IF I DON’T WIN?
This question usually bums us out, so we are offering prizes to more than just our grand prize winner. One second place winner will receive $750, one third place winner will receive $500, and a number of other runners up will receive $250. The cash prize is an advance toward future sales, so there is the opportunity to make more as your designs are sold over time. There will be lots of victory dances in this design challenge!
I STILL HAVE A QUESTION!
Drop Brooklyn Flag Project a line at [email protected]